Senior Program Manager, Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program - Honduras

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Apply by 12 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 June 2018

Job Description

Job Summary:

As Senior Program Manager, you will provide overall leadership to the Honduras Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement (LRP) Program team and be responsible for the overall management of the project including the quality of programmatic implementation (including monitoring, evaluation and learning) and administrative elements of the project to serve the poor and vulnerable. You are responsible for ensuring that project results are achieved on time and on budget, including strategies for phase out and sustainability, and that the budget is consumed as planned. As a senior leader, you will proactively manage security and mitigate security risks.

*This position is contingent on funding being awarded.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development, implementation and consolidation of the LRP project. Provide oversight for all aspects of program quality, program management, representation, and human resources. Serve as the primary point of contact to USDA as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders.
  • Ensure strategic objectives and results are accomplished and meet technical quality standards through annual and quarterly activity planning and budget forecasts. Lead quarterly technical review of implementation plans.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans and recruitment process of senior staff
  • Coordinate with M&E department to oversee the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation system, using appropriate forms, procedures, and tools for data collection and analysis as the basis for measuring, documenting and reporting outcomes.
  • Manage and mitigate risk. Ensure compliance in USDA grants including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to USDA.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations. Contribute to coordination of roles and activities of staff from consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high quality training and technical assistance.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in International Development, International Relations or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing large scale development grants, preferably with a strong focus on procurement, supply chains, and/or market linkages, especially in the agricultural sector.
  • Proven track record of successful USG funded program management, including management of multi-activity projects, complicated logistics and large budgets, as well as commodities.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience, including performance evaluation, coaching and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of CRS Partnership strategy and Partner management experience an advantage.
  • Prior experience working in Honduras, especially the Western region (Ocotepeque, Copan, Santa Barbara, Lempira, Intibucá, and La Paz) preferred.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management and project management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Publisher, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Personal Skills

  • Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Excellent English and Spanish language oral and written communication skills required.

Travel Required: An estimated 50-60% travel needed.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Operations and Program Leads

Internal: Country Representative, Head of Programs, Operations Manager, Team Leaders, Program Staff, CRS/Latin America & Caribbean Office Staff and CRS/HQ departments

External: Government Officials, USDA, Catholic Bishops and the Episcopal Conference, Consortium Member and Implementing Partner Staff, etc.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Trusting Relationships
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Organization

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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